Reaper - Shout Signet Chiller

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Focused on: Chill damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

This build is designed for 1 vs 1 WvW solo roaming. It specializes in maintaining a high chill up-time and ability to reapply chills easily. You literally chill your opponent into submission.

Skill Bar

StaffHealingUtilityElite
Scepter/Dagger

Specializations




Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Grenth
18x
Malign WvW Infusion

Variants

Stats

  • Carrion mixed with Dire and Soldier trinkets is recommended. Alternatively, full dire works too. You do not need any crit chance for this build as your main source of damage comes from the constant chills that you can apply without any crit chance.

Sigils Staff

  • Superior Sigil of Ice Superior Sigil of Ice
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    Superior Sigil of Ice.pngSuperior Sigil of Ice
    30% Chance on Hit: Inflict Chill (2 seconds). (Cooldown: 10s)
  • Superior Sigil of Chilling Superior Sigil of Chilling
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    Increase Inflicted Chill Duration: 20%

Scepter/Dagger

  • Superior Sigil of Ice Superior Sigil of Ice
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    Superior Sigil of Ice.pngSuperior Sigil of Ice
    30% Chance on Hit: Inflict Chill (2 seconds). (Cooldown: 10s)
  • Superior Sigil of Chilling Superior Sigil of Chilling
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    Increase Inflicted Chill Duration: 20%

Usage

  • Stagger the chills you apply via your skills and utilities and shrouds so that the enemy is constantly chilled. Chill does not stack in intensity but in duration. So do not spam all your chill skills at one go.
    • No natural counter to this build apart from Diamond Skin Elementalist/Tempest. But that is why we have Carrion for Power which gives you a small chance against them.
    • Chills can be reapplied constantly which makes condi clearance of minimal use against you.
  • Great synergy between the traits for shouts and signets, giving you low cooldown shouts that all applies chills, even your healing due to Grenth runes.
    • Decent boon corruption from your signets
    • Good condi transfers against opponents with Dagger 4, Staff 4 and Plague signet
  • Decent Vulnerability and Might stacking
  • Decent Lifeforce generation with Chilling Victory trait as your opponent is almost always chilled.

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Good might stacking,
  • Good vulnerability stacking,
  • High chill up-time,
  • Good life-force generation,
  • Good number of transfers against condi.
  • No natural counter to this build apart from Diamond Skin Elementalist/Tempest. But that is why we have Carrion for Power which gives you a small chance against them.

Disadvantages

  • Your chances against a good Diamond Skin ele is very low, not impossible, but very low.
  • You laugh to yourself every night about how easy fights have now become.
  • Imagine your opponents fighting you in slow motion through the fight!
  • You lose interest in roaming because you feel like you're already at the pinnacle. The Apex Predator at the top of the food chain. Even though in all honesty, it was the build carrying you, and not your skills.
Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars August 2016

Strong build for 1v1 situations- falls off against strong damage and CC and lacks some focus in build direction.

5 stars
AcePoe gave this build 5 stars February 2016

Tried this build tonight while roaming and had some wonderful success will definitely be running it again, made some variations to the utilities by changing out Spite Signet for spectral walk, and your soul is mine for consume conditions. I look forward to seeing changes to further improve this build!

5 stars
Naxx gave this build 5 stars January 2016

Je le note pas Great car il manque un peu de robustesse !